The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 25 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.12% 1.46% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.87% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-17.81% +1.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
142 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 79.33% 78.10% 61.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 59 40
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £33.50 £127.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.72% +264.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Guildford region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Guildford region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 8 (50.00%) SNMP
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (43.75%) MPLS
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) IPsec
2 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Business Objects
2 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
2 7 (43.75%) ETL
2 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (37.50%) Huawei
3 6 (37.50%) LTE
3 6 (37.50%) Network Management
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
3 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 5 (31.25%) CCIE
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Ericsson
4 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
1 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) SNMP
2 7 (43.75%) MPLS
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) IPsec
2 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
2 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (37.50%) LTE
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (25.00%) FWSM
4 4 (25.00%) HSRP
4 4 (25.00%) UMTS
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) RSVP
4 4 (25.00%) VRRP
5 3 (18.75%) 2G
5 3 (18.75%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Design Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Database Developer
2 5 (31.25%) IP Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Transition Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ETL
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (37.50%) Network Management
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Perl
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCIE
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) APMP
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCSP
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) Business Objects
2 6 (37.50%) Huawei
3 5 (31.25%) Ericsson
4 4 (25.00%) Nokia
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Redback
4 4 (25.00%) Radware
5 2 (12.50%) Nortel
5 2 (12.50%) Greenplum
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (6.25%) Talend